Schrup, Sarah O'Rourke
SARAH O'Rourke Schrup is the director and founder of the Appellate Advocacy Program at Northwestern University, as well as a clinical assistant professor of law. The program includes the Federal Appellate Clinic and the Supreme Court Clinic.
O'Rourke Schrup is a BS magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University. She earned a JD from the University of Michigan.
Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, the United States Supreme Court and criminal law.
She currently teaches three courses at Northwestern -- Clinic Practice: Federal Criminal Appellate Practice; Clinic Practice: the United States Supreme Court; and Communication and Legal Reasoning.
Before joining the Northwestern faculty, O’Rourke Schrup served as a law clerk in the Seventh Circuit and for the Honorable Ruben Castillo in the Northern District of Illinois. She also spent four years teaching appellate advocacy at Loyola Law School.
In addition, Schrup was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, focusing primarily on commercial, employment and securities matters.
O’Rourke Schrup received the Dean’s Teaching Award in the 2007 academic year from Northwestern.
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